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16 03, 2017

Execution Is Everything – The Climb #53

2017-03-16T10:33:07+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Climb The Sky, Health, Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Wednesday 15th March 2017 Execution is everything On day 3 of my forced sickness and I feel like the cold I’ve been suffering either lined up miraculously well, or that slowing things down for a few days brought it to the fore. I’ve actually made a lot of progress on the health front today.  I [...]

15 03, 2017

Writers Are Inefficient – The Climb #52

2017-03-15T09:49:20+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Climb The Sky, Food, Health, Process, Productivity, Publishing, Reading, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Tuesday 14th March 2017 I’ve discovered that most writers are incredibly inefficient. It’s a criticism I’m also guilty of.  I’ve done loads of work over the last couple of years to change from a pantser to a planner – to go from winging the story as I write, to having a structure mapped out – [...]

14 03, 2017

Getting Nothing Done Deliberately – The Climb #51

2017-03-14T13:17:20+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Climb The Sky, Games, Health, Reading, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Monday 13th March 2017 I don’t do ill. I’m very practical when it comes to illness.  I made a decision back during Leggedon that I had two choices, be a victim to illness or to fight it.  Ever since that decision I stopped taking days off just because I didn’t feel 100%.  That was just giving [...]

13 03, 2017

The Micro And The Macro – The Climb #50

2017-03-13T11:02:30+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Climb The Sky, Process, Publishing, Reading, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Sunday 12th March 2017 I had originally planned that issue 50 of The Climb would be my manifesto issue, where I would state my objectives and aims as a writer.  But then I realised that my blog post on The Year of the Offensive was just that. And so I was stuck for what to [...]

12 03, 2017

Snatching Victory From The Jaws OF A Defeat Snatched From The Jaws Of Success – The Climb #49

2017-03-12T09:45:23+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Climb The Sky, Health, Reading, Reviews, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Saturday 11th March 2017 Today say I snatched victory from the jaws of a defeat snatched from the jaws of success Today started well, got decidedly worse and then improved.  I woke up to some non-writing news that was amazing, resulting in me being very excited.  However, this quickly turned into a complete disaster and [...]

11 03, 2017

King of Headphones – The Climb #48

2017-03-11T12:19:40+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Health, Music, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Friday 10th March 2017 Today I am evidence that lightning does strike twice. You may remember, last week, my incredible bargain of picking up a brand new pair of Beats headphones for just £30.   I’d thought at the time there must be some mistake but bought them anyway because I could afford to lose £30.  [...]

10 03, 2017

Cake Club – The Climb #47

2017-03-10T10:24:05+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Thursday 9th March 2017 Today I went to eat cake but ended up bringing it home. Last year, myself and a couple of other up and coming writers formed a collective.  The idea was to gather every couple of months, update each other on progress and help each other promote our careers.  We met in [...]

9 03, 2017

Learning Not To Care What People Say – The Climb #46

2017-03-09T10:04:56+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Food, Health, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Wednesday 8th March 2017 One of the things I’ve been reading a lot online in the past week or so, is that you have to learn not to care what people say. Critcism is a difficult thing for a writer.  Art is subjective.  What one person loves, another may hate.  I have close friends who [...]

8 03, 2017

Swimming With The Current – The Climb #45

2017-03-08T11:32:43+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Food, Health, Hype, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Tuesday 7th March 2017 Today has been a series of cancelled appointments.  I suspect it’s the universe telling me to get on with writing the big chase scene. Actually, I don’t really mean that.  It’s just been a series of unpreventable events that has meant that a number of social plans have fallen through.  As [...]

7 03, 2017

There’s A Pattern To Success – The Climb #44

2017-03-07T09:41:19+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Climb The Sky, Food, Productivity, Publishing, Reading, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Monday 6th March 2017 After my spate of productivity yesterday I didn’t feel I got much done today. I did clear off a number of work-related tasks so I suppose there was that but I’m very much aware of how many things I want to be doing (finishing this novel, writing a couple of short [...]